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Bioengineering for pollution prevention

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has published a state-of-the-science report that examines scientists' understanding of plant-based alternatives to petroleum for materials and energy.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2007

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Nanoscale dots target and track apoptosis

Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a hallmark effect triggered by effective anticancer drugs. Now, researchers have developed a biocompatible, fluorescent nanoparticle that could provide an early sign that apoptosis is occurring as a result of anticancer therapy.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2007

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Antibody targets nanotubes to tumors

Researchers have created biocompatible single-walled carbon nanotubes that can target lymphomas and deliver both imaging and therapeutic molecules to these tumors.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2007

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Responsible nanotechnology code for business to be developed

An initiative to develop a "Responsible NanoCode" for businesses working with nanotechnologies has been launched by the Royal Society, Insight Investment, the Nanotechnology Industries Association and the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network today.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2007

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University launches 2 nanotechnology startup companies

Wake Forest University has launched two startup companies, FiberCell and PlexiLight, to turn breakthrough technologies developed at the university‚??s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials into products for the commercial marketplace.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2007

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Atoms or molecules? Both!

Scientists have succeeded in observing a quantum state that represents a pure superposition of atoms and molecules. Instead of being either two single atoms or two-atomic bound molecules the pairs oscillate between both states.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2007

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